US-based optical communications company Skorpios Technologies closed a $19m round of series B funding on Thursday with investment from Germany-based telecommunications firm Nokia Siemens Network and Sweden-based telecommunications company Ericsson.

Skorpios first formed a partnership with Nokia Siemens Networks in March to create more advanced optical networking solutions. Other investors included venture capital firms Sun Mountain Capital and Cottonwood Technology Fund, both of which earlier contributed to a $2m round of financing in August 2010.

Alexander Niepel, head of business…

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